Rosh Hashanah 2018
It’s been a rough month. I was particularly grateful for the halt from the every day grind that Rosh Hashanah provided. Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, is a time for celebration. But it is also a time to dig deep spiritually and clear your conscience. It kicks off the Days of Awe leading into Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. So this is a solemn time, one earmarked for gathering with family and close friends and making amends, and apologizing for transgressions from the past year. It has been an amazing opportunity to reflect and consider how I want to live my life differently in the upcoming year. I’ll spare you those mundane details 🙂
Instead, I’ll share about food.
This year as we were invited to have Rosh Hashanah dinner with some dear friends. Since my family is currently dealing with multiple dietary needs, we brought along some dishes that we could share with everyone but that I knew would work especially well for us.
To our hosts’ traditional Jewish meal of round challah, brisket, matzo ball soup, apples & honey, fall-inspired tsimmis, and salad, we added zucchini-leek fritters with preserved lemon-cilantro sauce, gluten-free raisin challah, and honeyed apple tarte tatin.
Shana tova umetukah!